Saturday, 29 January 2011

All Night Long - Jayne Ann Krentz

All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz

After the violent deaths of her parents seventeen years ago, Irene Stenson left the tiny lakefront town of Dunsley, Oregon. Now she's back, and determined to discover the truth about what happened that night. Armed with a shocking new lead and her experience as an investigative reporter, Irene dives straight into the mystery and finds herself in deep trouble. Luckily, ex-Marine Luke Danner is on hand to pull her out, and his calm, quick-thinking response in the face of danger makes him the perfect ally. And as the intrigue deepens and the secrets turn deadly, Irene will need all the help she can find if she is to lay the past to rest.

Jayne Ann Krentz writes under several different names, the name depends on the genre of the book. Her other aliases include Amanda Quick -historical romantic suspense and Jayne Castle - paranormal romantic suspense . She writes contemporary romantic suspense under Jayne Ann Krentz.

All Night Long was a good book, I didn't like it as much as After the Night by Linda Howard which I have just read, but it was definitely enjoyable. Krentz writes great characters that you can't help but like and get involved with. The male lead character in particular I thought was great. The mix of laid back ease and Marine alertness was very appealing. I found his problems with his family very funny. On the one hand it was nice that they were so concerned about him but on the other hand how they chose to express that concern was outrageous. As to the mystery element of the book, I figured out what was going on before the big reveal but not who the actual murderer was. It's always nice to have a little bit of the unknown at the end and the author is very good at keeping the suspense level high throughout the book.

As I said before I read Krentz's books under all of her other names and I look forward to reading more of her back list in the future.

Side note. So I still haven't finished Nevermore yet, in fact I am only on page 112 out of 543, but I am going to finish it by next weekend. Definitely. Probably. Maybe.

That's all for now.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, I like Ms Krentz books of the 90s :) I've been reading many of them in the past 2 years (perhaps too much LOL) and I have to say, I haven't enjoyed her latest as much...